Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pencil Leaf

This short poem came out of a prompt to pair two random words. The words became my title. You can read it online at Turtle Island Quarterly (10 Jan 2019).

27 Saras

An autobiographical poem inspired by Wayne-Holloway Smith's poem "Some Waynes" and published by Queens University of Charlotte journal QU. (5 Jan 2019)

I Can Do Nothing for the Woman in the Air-Conditioned Room

Read Dante Alighieri's Canto III of The Inferno and then go to Nonbinary Review to read my 21st century example. What better way to celebrate New Year's Day?

(Anyone else remember the one-hit wonder "Just Walk Away Renee"?)

Oh, What a Night!

This prose poem combines hallucination with memory to achieve insight. Published on December 31 in one of my favorite online sites, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Nominated for  a Best Small Fiction award.

Such Luck

A semi-surreal poem about my California single girl days published in the wonderful Pedestal Magazine. (Trigger warning: this poem includes a talking non-human.)

A Stranger Asks

This poem came out of a prompt to write a long poem in one sentence. A good way to get your internal editor out of the way and let it spill. Published on December 17 by Valparaiso Poetry Review.

One Line Poems

After reading Robert Hass' book on form, I became intrigued by the single line form. I wrote seven poems using conjunctions as titles and Amaryllis published them. They are not to be read as a single poem. Take them slowly, each separate. A special delight that they were published on November 5,International Time Travel Day.

I Imagine Myself in Australia

A prose poem fantasy published in Unbroken (01 October 2018).

Saturday, June 2, 2018

I Notice a Nest and Green Room

Two new poems in Turtle Island Quarterly (14.4 Spring/Summer 2018). You'll have to scroll--mine are on the bottom of the chapter. "I Notice a Nest" came straight out of my woods walk. "Green Room" was inspired on a vacation in Hawaii when I woke early and noticed surfers in the dark getting ready for sunset. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ezekiel Remembers the Sky

Visit one of the best science fiction poetry web sites, Silver Blade, to read (or listen to me read) my poem "Ezekiel Remembers the Sky." The illustration is too perfect to miss.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Finally made it into Star*Line!

My debut in the Science Fiction Poetry Association's magazine Star*Line is in the Winter 2018 issue (41.1) with two poems: "Green Men Don't Talk" (loosely based on Green Man mythology and the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) and "Shovel" (a nice dark poem about a shovel come to life . . .that wants to kill!).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


This poem is titled after a procedure I had: MRI. I expected it to be hard psychologically since I'm claustrophobic, but I didn't realize how hard it was physically. An MRI is a really loud procedure that makes you feel like you're being run through a buzz saw. Songs of Eretz is an online magazine run by a doctor. Photos illustrate each poem.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

"I Think They Are Crows"

This apocalyptic poems was published in one of my favorite venues, The Pedestal Magazine. (It's my most recently written poem online.) It also has a podcast of me reading it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017